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Recognizing Children with Symptoms of Drug Addiction

 Drug addiction is a social problem. The myth that drug addiction only applies to homeless people living in slum markets whose lives are scattered is nonsense. Drug addiction can hit anyone. Indications of drug addiction to an addict such as apathy, indifference, and aversion to any activity.

Signs of Drug Addiction in Children

Drug problems may be around us that we don't suspect at all, because they have a good job, a good family or good grades at school and lots of friends. Drug addiction is a disease and like the majority of diseases, it can hit anyone. There are many signs of addiction that can be ignored. An addicted person will not often admit his illness openly, mainly because he often denies his addiction. We must be able to see details that might indicate a problem so that we can react and help as early as possible.

Changes in attitude often occur in addicts. Instantly, they completely changed their Routine, leaving their attention first. Drug addiction is also manifested by fluctuations in mood and activity from excessive excitement and excessive energy to apathy, indifference and aversion to any activity.

Not only that, young people with special drug problems tend to shy away from old friends, and new friendships are formed with people who suddenly appear out of nowhere in their lives. Drug addiction is also indicated by attacks of aggression and anger that subside after a while. Not only that, drug addicts are more likely to get caught up in lies and deception. A person who has been close to us until now has become closed to himself, living in his own world.

All of these indications are so unusual that they could indicate that a person is already addicted to drugs. Changes in attitude are not always easy to see. We live in a constant rush, which means that we don't always look closely at someone who is especially close.

Not only changes in attitude, drug addiction also links changes in appearance. Loss of body weight can be instantaneous due to drug abuse. Drug addiction often goes hand in hand with a change in skin color that turns pale. Not only that, drug addiction can be expressed by changing the skin on the face. Drug addiction also has easy-to-see symptoms such as dilated or narrowed pupils and red eyes.

Puncture residues and bruising on the skin are other clear signs of drug use. However, they are not always visible, because the addicted person hides it carefully. The rest of the needle in the elbow crease is covered by long sleeves, as well as the rest of the ankle by trousers. Drug addiction also goes hand in hand with changes in appearance, new dress styles, new hairstyles, earrings, tattoos. Drug addiction can also cause them not to care about personal hygiene. There may also be a sweet smell from clothes, breath, and hair.

Long-term addiction gives rise to indications of the damage caused by drugs to the body. Very frequent use of marijuana can cause a chronic dry cough. Chronic runny nose and nosebleeds may be signs of amphetamine use. The effect of drugs on the body is systemic, which causes universal symptoms such as weakness or fainting. There is nausea, vomiting, and changes in bowel rhythm.

Drug addiction adversely affects the body's immune system, making a person more susceptible to inflammation. Drug addiction also means a spike in pressure and temperature. Moreover, drug addiction can worsen the condition of the teeth. There is also pain in various parts of the body. Drug addiction also causes loss of appetite and psychological problems.

Enforcement of Children Addicted to Drugs

Does my child use drugs? This is a question that many parents ask themselves. The worse problem is that many parents don't ask themselves this question. This is not because they do not love, but because they believe that their child is not addicted to drugs. Such parents think: "My child moreover has no chance of dealing with drug addiction." But they were wrong. They are less aware that their child lives among peers and the significant need for group acceptance.

Drug addiction often arises among rich children because of a simple alibi - such children can afford drugs.

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